Comparing Milwaukee Bucks’ Jrue Holiday’s All NBA case to other guards

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - DECEMBER 07 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Is this the year Milwaukee Bucks’ guard Jrue Holiday adds All-NBA to his lucrative resume?

With two games remaining in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season, the Milwaukee Bucks hold the best record in the NBA despite Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton missing a combined 64 games. A massive reason for The Bucks staying afloat is Holiday.

Jrue Holiday’s All-NBA case for the Milwaukee Bucks

Regarded by his peers as one of the most underrated players in the NBA; Holiday has had arguably one the best seasons of his career. He is averaging 19.1 points and assists, which would be his highest output in each category since the 2018-2019 season. Holiday also received the respect of the 30 NBA coaches as being selected as an All-Star reserve for the first time in nine years.

According to ESPN Stats & Info; the nine-year gap between All-Star Appearances is the longest in NBA History. It’s not just offense with Holiday either; he has been an absolute menace on the defensive side with a defensive rating of 112.3, which puts him fifth among guards in the NBA, per StatMuse. This is nothing new on the defensive side for Holiday; he will make his fifth All-NBA Defensive Team this year as well.

Being regarded as one of the best two-way guards in the NBA; Holiday has an excellent case for adding All-NBA to his resume for the first time in his career. In this article; I will compare Jrue Holiday’s case for All-NBA to three other guards who are also deserving of All-NBA honors.